Country Life 17-Mar-2021

Published by TI Media Limited Country Life, the quintessential English magazine, is undoubtedly one of the biggest and instantly recognisable brands in the UK today. It has a unique core mix of contemporary country-related editorial and top end property advertising. Editorially, the magazine comments in-depth on a wide variety of subjects, such as architecture, the arts, gardens and gardening, travel, the countryside, field-sports and wildlife. With renowned columnists and superb photography Country Life delivers the very best of British life every week.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
4,85 €(IVA inc.)
151,54 €(IVA inc.)
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2 min.
the likely legacies of lockdown

Hand gel A bottle of sanitiser will continue to be invaluable, particularly if there is a revival of handshaking and other activities that efficiently distribute viruses and bacteria. Greeting strangers Many of us have found it’s possible to chat to strangers without implying there’s an ulterior motive. Northerners have long known this, but southerners have seen the light, too. Hugging Adopted long ago by millennials as the greeting of choice, this could be a less formal, more sanitary alternative to kisses and handshakes. Long phone calls Mobile phones do so many whizzy things that it’s easy to forget that they can be used to talk and put the world to rights. Winter picnics What could be nicer than a cheese and pickle sarnie, a packet of Hobnobs and a hip flask of Laphroaig? That was a rhetorical question. Making our…

9 min.
town & country

Lost in the maze THE world’s largest classical labyrinth is currently being constructed from traditional Cornish hedging in the heart of Bodmin Moor, a project that has unexpectedly led to the foundation of the Outdoor University of Cornish Hedging. This new piece of public art—Kerdroya— set to be 184ft in diameter on completion, replaces a disused car park with a joyful mixture of all the different local hedging styles in a ‘footprint’ of the Duchy, says the team behind the project Golden Tree Productions. Currently in progress, master hedgers on site are offering a range of Lantra-accredited courses and a six-month apprenticeship for 62 students. The humble and ancient Cornish hedge, stresses artistic director Will Coleman, ‘is not what in England is called a hedgerow. Nor is it a dry-stone wall. But it…

1 min.
good week for

Staying indoors When the Wilcock family of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, heard a thud last Sunday, they had little clue that a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite fragment had landed outside, whizzing through at 30,000mph-‘a major event for UK science' and a major black splodge on their driveway Ducks and geese The Government plans to ban imports of foie gras, created by force-feeding birds, a practice banned in the UK Rus in urbe For the month of June, the Somerset House courtyard will be overgrown with a forest of 400 trees, the centrepiece of the London Design Biennale Park life Homes near Europe's national parks are worth up to €596,714, or 35%, more than equivalent properties in the closest city. In the UK, the premium is 25% (€531,296) A wise old bird A 70-year-old albatross named Wisdom-‘the oldest wild bird in history' who…

1 min.
bad week for

Moths Numbers in Britain are down one-third in the past 50 years, finds a new study, probably due to light pollution, chemical farming, agriculture and climate change Pyjamas Sleeping in the nude produces the deepest REM sleep, at least 26.5%, finds a new study. But socks are better on than off Swimming swans Residents were puzzled when the moat at the Bishop's Palace in Wells almost dried out overnight, until the estates manager admitted he'd left the sluice gate open expecting heavy rain, which never came…

1 min.
country mouse

DRIVING across Hampshire, it is noticeable that the grass is now beginning to grow and the hedges are starting to turn green. One of my favourite plants, cow parsley, is starting to sprout on the verges alongside the yellow flowers of the celandine. I like verges. V for verges is possibly the best clue of all if you are playing I-spy on a long car journey: you are rarely without one by your side. In total, there are about 300,000 miles of verge in the UK and they provide one of the most important networks and corridors for Nature in Britain. Except often they don’t. Extraordinarily, councils choose to cut them down wholesale instead of managing them for road safety at junctions. That figure, 300,000 miles, is the equivalent of going round…

1 min.
town mouse

WE had two very different experiences of the return to school last week. There was a carnival atmosphere on the streets on Monday as we walked our youngest child to the gates for the first time in three months. It raised our spirits after the predictable, but vexing discovery that, in the interim, their uniform had largely ceased to fit them. The pavements were busy and full of smiling and familiar faces. Everyone had cause to be elated: the children to see friends again and adults at their release. Feelings ran high and some parents spontaneously punched the air in triumph as they retreated from the school gates. It was another three days before our eldest child followed suit. Their journey demands an early start, but we are all out of practice.…